Armenian armed forces violate ceasefire over 70 times within 24 hours

Photo: Armenian armed forces violate ceasefire over 70 times within 24 hours  / Nagorno-karabakh conflict

Baku, Azerbaijan, August 1

By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:

The ceasefire on the Armenian-Azerbaijani contact line was broken 71 times in numerous positions during the last 24 hours, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on August 1.

The armed forces of Armenia, located in the villages of Vozashen, Berkaber and Paravakar of Armenia's Ijevan region, fired at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the nameless heights and the villages of Gizilhajili of the Gazakh region and Kohnegishlag of the Aghstafa region.

The armed forces of Armenia, located in the village of Aygepar of Armenia's Berd region, fired at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the village of Alibayli of the Tovuz region.

The armed forces of Armenia, located in the villages of Dovekh and Voskevan of Armenia's Noemberyan region, fired at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the villages of Kemerli, Qushchuyarim of the Gazakh region.

The armed forces of Armenia, located in the nameless heights of Armenia's Krasnoselsk region, fired at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the nameless heights of the Gadabay region.

Moreover, the armed forces of Azerbaijan underwent fire from the positions located near the villages of Merzili, Yusifjanli, Shuraabad, Bash Gervend, Sarichali, Qaraqashli, Javakhirli, Kengerli of the Aghdam region, Ashagi Veyselli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Ashagi Abdurrahmanli, Horadiz of the Fizuli region, Chilaburt, Qeyarkh, Gizil Oba of the Terter region, Gulustan of the Goranboy region, Mehdili of the Jabrayil region and the nameless heights of Khojavend and Goygol regions.

The opposing side was silenced with return fire.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.

As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.

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